Daily Zohar # 4211 – Vayikra – Why did Rabbi Nehorai cry
Daily Zohar 4211
146. וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי רָקִיעַ בְּתוֹךְ הַמָּיִם (בראשית א). רַבִּי יְהוּדָה אָמַר, אִלְמָלֵא אוֹתוֹ רָקִיעַ שֶׁמַּפְרִיד בֵּין מַיִם הָעֶלְיוֹנִים לַמַּיִם הַתַּחְתּוֹנִים, הָיְתָה מַחֲלֹקֶת בָּעוֹלָם מֵהֶם, אֲבָל הָרָקִיעַ הַזֶּה עוֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בֵּינֵיהֶם, וְהָעוֹלָם אֵינוֹ מִתְקַיֵּם אֶלָּא עַל שָׁלוֹם. בֹּא רְאֵה, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא נִקְרָא שָׁלוֹם, הוּא שָׁלוֹם וּשְׁמוֹ שָׁלוֹם, וְהַכֹּל נִקְשָׁר בְּשָׁלוֹם. רַבִּי אַבָּא אָמַר, רָאִיתִי שֶׁהַשֵּׁם הָעֶלְיוֹן הַקָּדוֹשׁ הַכֹּל הוּא שָׁלוֹם, וְהַכֹּל אֶחָד, וְהַדְּרָכִים נִפְרָדוֹת לַצַּד הַזֶּה וְלַצַּד הַזֶּה.
147. יוֹ”ד שֶׁל הַשֵּׁם הַקָּדוֹשׁ קְשׁוּרָה בִּשְׁלֹשָׁה קְשָׁרִים, מִשּׁוּם זֶה הַי’ הַזּוֹ, קוֹץ אֶחָד לְמַעְלָה, וְקוֹץ אֶחָד לְמַטָּה, וְאֶחָד בָּאֶמְצַע. מִשּׁוּם שֶׁשְּׁלֹשָׁה קְשָׁרִים הִשְׁתַּלְשְׁלוּ(הִתְקַשְּׁרוּ)בָהּ, קוֹץ אֶחָד לְמַעְלָה, כֶּתֶר עֶלְיוֹן, שֶׁהוּא עֶלְיוֹן מֵעַל כָּל הָעֶלְיוֹנִים, הָרֹאשׁ שֶׁל כָּל הָרָאשִׁים, וְהוּא עוֹמֵד עַל הַכֹּל.
Continued from previous DZ
From that day on, when Rabbi Nehorai came to the Beit Midrash (Torah study house), where the sages would study Torah, he would cry. They asked him, why are you crying? He said to them, because I did not believe in the words of the sages, meaning that he did not believe that there were seven lands with strange creatures until he saw them, and I fear the judgment of the future.
The world is more than what our five senses can experience. There are spiritual beings around us, like angels, and different dimensions that we can’t reach. It’s like being in a big stadium with lots of people talking on their phones. It would be overwhelming and scary if we could see all the information passing through the air. But God protects us from seeing this spiritual world, which is full of good and bad things.
Some people have trouble understanding spiritual ideas because they differ greatly from what we can see and touch in the physical world. For example, the Zohar talks about seven Lands, but we only see one Earth and one sky.
Some videos of UFOs appearing and disappear, but they don’t seem to come from outer space. They may be able to move between dimensions, but according to the Zohar, they are not as powerful as humans. So we don’t need to be afraid of them. This is just one person’s opinion, but it’s important to trust in the teachings of the Zohar, which help us understand the spiritual world.
We have complete faith in what the Zohar reveals. We don’t want to cry like Rabbi Nehorai when we see the truth.
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי רָקִיעַ בְּתוֹךְ הַמָּיִם וִיהִי מַבְדִּיל בֵּין מַיִם לָמָיִם.”
“Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”
Rabbi Yehuda said if it were not for the firmament that distinguishes between the upper and lower waters, that is the secret of the Right and Left when they are separated, there would be a separation between them, but this firmament, which is the secret of the middle line, made peace between them. The world exists only in peace. The Holy One, Blessed be He, is called peace. He is peace, and his name is peace, and he connects everything in peace, meaning peace is Zeir Anpin. His name is peace, meaning Malchut, which is called name. “Connects with peace” is Yessod that connects everything.
Rabbi Abba said, I see that the Holy name of the highest is peace; that is, all of its levels are one, and his ways are divided to the Right and to the Left.
The Yod of the Holy name connects with three knots. Because of this, this letter י Y has one ‘thorn’ at the top, one at the bottom, and one in the middle. Because the Yod has three connections, the upper ‘thorn’ is the supernal Keter, which is higher than all upper ones, the head of all heads, above all levels.
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